To Run or Not Run – That Is The Question…

Welcome to the weekend of endless rain!

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(this might have also been due to FSU’s loss today)

I woke up several times last night because it was raining so hard. I also kept thinking that it was my morning to run and kept checking the time – until I would remember that it’s SATURDAY. I don’t know why I was so anxious.

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We did our typical Saturday stuff today – spin followed by a trip to Target with Tracy. The kids were already whiny and stir crazy but the time we got to Target, which didn’t bode well for the rest of the afternoon.

Thankfully, one of the “perks” of a rainy day is that the kids wanted to sleep. Ahhhh nap time bliss.  Unfortunately, bliss was short lived and our house got struck by a massive dose of the rain crazies. The kids suddenly had to get into EVERYTHING and their answer to all requests was NO. Ummm what?

Well, that might have been because of the chocolate chip cookies I made.

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(lots of hard work right there, people.)

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Look how happy they are!

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Never again! (at least, not when it’s raining)

At least the cookies were good.

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Thankfully the hubby got home before I went (too) insane and things calmed down.

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(She set this whole thing up. So cute.)

I tried to convince them to go run up and down the street in the rain while I was cooking dinner, but the verdict was that the rain was too cold. Oh Floridians.

The rain is supposed to last until Monday, which is going to make tomorrow’s run SUPER special. I’ve contemplated not going  (the group still runs – unless there is thunder/lightning), but I decided that it’s probably something I should do. Who knows what the weather is going to bring to Savannah next month? If there are crazies who can run an entire marathon in the POURING rain (ahem, Sarah and Danica) then I can attempt to run 14.

But it’s REALLY coming down right now and that scares me.  This is the dialog going on in my head:

I really wanted to wear my new sneakers — but I think I’m going to wear an old a pair so I don’t ruin them! And maybe a trash bag? Or should I just run the miles on the treadmill? I don’t think I can do 14 all at once. Should I go? Should I not go? ARGGGHHHH.

As of right now, I’m going. We’ll see how hard it’s pouring at 3:45am. Fingers crossed that it’s not TOO bad.

Are you a fan of running in the rain? Any tips you want to share?

Comments

  1. Angie says

    Definitely wear a hat and old shoes. I also ran the LA marathon in the “monsoon” and it was fun, at times. I would only do it on the treadmill if you think you may get sick. Also, leave your phone in the car!

  2. Melissa says

    I’ll be playing that game in the morning as well. I wish I had tips for you, but this will be my first time too. I have no idea what I’m going to wear, but definitely a hat to keep the rain from pummeling my face. Good luck, hopefully it’ll clear up for just a bit so you can get your run in :)
    Melissa recently posted..Ladies & Gentlemen, Bad News

  3. Prudence says

    I don’t mind running in the rain or snow IF I start my run when it’s NOT raining or snowing. But it’s really hard to get my a** out the door with the weather staring me in the face.

  4. says

    The rain this weekend is killing me! I got up so early on Saturday to run and was only able to get four miles in before I had to get some stuff done. I am a big wuss when it comes to running in the rain but this rain has been hard and non-stop so I will take a pass. Luckily I like cross training.
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  5. says

    Late to the party. Man, I wish I had a cookie right now. Anyway, I don’t like to run in the rain. I’ll melt. That’s what happens to witches, right? It’d be treadmill city for me!
    Melissa recently posted..My Milkshake

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